Project Start Date: 


Ranger District:

Hungry Horse Ranger District


Devil Creek  


Backcountry Primative  

miles to camp:

Approximately 6 miles to Elk Lake with 2,000' elevation gain and 900' loss.  

hiking difficulty


work difficulty


Project Description

Join your fellow scouts for some good times in the Great Bear Wilderness! Volunteers will meet the Crew Leader Sunday morning in Hungry Horse and caravan the hour drive to the trailhead.  After sorting gear and supplies for the packer and shouldering your backpack, you will hike the 6 miles into camp. Basecamp will be on the shores of Elk lake in the Great Bear Wilderness. Monday- Friday (with a day off Wednesday)  volunteers will be working on trail #260 around the lake and up toward Elk lake.  Clearing down trees and reestablishing the trail bed (tread) will be the primary focus.  Loppers, pulaskis, shovels and hand saws will be the tools of choice. After work relax by the lake or try your luck at fishing!  On Saturday the group will pack up and hike back out to the trailhead and civilization. BMWF will provide all food, tools and group gear. For a packing list and other helpful information click on the button below.


Volunteers will meet at the Hungry Horse Ranger Station and caravan to the trailhead.  

Meeting Date and Time: 

8/05/2018 at 8:00AM